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06/24/2008 03:08:40 PM · #1
Now they're claiming it's not a hoax... just misinterpreted :)
06/24/2008 12:04:11 PM · #2
Originally posted by gwe21:

Originally posted by BeeCee:

Originally posted by LoudDog:

I think there is a chance it's a hoax, partially because setting something like this up would be great ammo for someone to use stop the logging, and partially because it would be funny to get a news agency to publish photos of naked people shooting bow/arrows at a camera.

I don't doubt the existance of these tribes.


I suspect something along these lines, though more of a "misrepresentation" than fully staged "hoax". They may have gone to one of the tribes that they do have contact with and arranged it; those still exist too, despite us.


You hit the nail on the head it appears...

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06/24/2008 11:40:21 AM · #3
Originally posted by BeeCee:

Originally posted by LoudDog:

I think there is a chance it's a hoax, partially because setting something like this up would be great ammo for someone to use stop the logging, and partially because it would be funny to get a news agency to publish photos of naked people shooting bow/arrows at a camera.

I don't doubt the existance of these tribes.


I suspect something along these lines, though more of a "misrepresentation" than fully staged "hoax". They may have gone to one of the tribes that they do have contact with and arranged it; those still exist too, despite us.


You hit the nail on the head it appears...
06/24/2008 08:28:42 AM · #4
Originally posted by glad2badad:

And the truth comes out...The Not-So-Lost Tribe.

Photographer admits to hoax.

It seems to me that it isn't such a stretch as a hoax. It's an isolated tribe that has never before been contacted, until this photographer flew over them and probably scared the crap out of them. By his admission, it sounds like they've only had a rough idea of where this tribe was for a long time.

Paris Hilton should go there to do a reality show with the tribe. That would be hot.
06/24/2008 06:32:23 AM · #5
And the truth comes out...The Not-So-Lost Tribe.

Photographer admits to hoax.
05/31/2008 01:16:26 AM · #6
Originally posted by BAMartin:

Boy, talk about being a thread killer.... sorry guys.


lol not at all, kinda cool actually :)
05/30/2008 09:48:42 PM · #7
We're busy reading your link :)
05/30/2008 08:39:21 PM · #8
Boy, talk about being a thread killer.... sorry guys.
05/30/2008 05:34:24 PM · #9
I am finding this entire idea fascinating. My daughter Marianela (many of you know about her because of her recent accident and the fund raising that happened in the DPC community) was born in the Achuar tribe of the Amazon Jungle. Her history until age 3 was among this tribe and she still has the facial scars common among the tribe members. I will be following this very closely.

More information on her tribe can be found here.
05/30/2008 05:34:17 PM · #10
Originally posted by Strikeslip:

What we could do, is set up an invisible observation bunker to study them. We could also send in an android to infiltrate their tribe, and become a tribe member. That would be totally awesome.


Just have to remember to keep the droid away from the lake though, last time some jackass shot the droid and well we dont want history repeating its self until we can get the ship ready to transport these people to the new settlement...

-dave
05/30/2008 05:30:55 PM · #11
i'll have my red bow and arrow dudes to keep the bill collectors at bay

seriouly thogh i've always wonderd what it would be like to just live off the land. it must give you a wonderful scence of harmony. i cant even go camping without a cooler full of hotdogs and a boom box

Message edited by author 2008-05-30 17:34:09.
05/30/2008 05:25:55 PM · #12
Originally posted by shenanigans:

what do you think they make back and red paint out of?
i wonder it they would adopt me
would it erase my credit card bill?


Ochre and charcoal?
Only if you're already jungle-broken.
Probably not, but they'd have to find you to collect!
05/30/2008 05:23:34 PM · #13
what do you think they make back and red paint out of?
i wonder it they would adopt me
would it erase my credit card bill?
05/30/2008 05:08:32 PM · #14
Originally posted by Spazmo99:

Some savvy entrepreneur will probably build a hotel nearby and cut a nice wide road through the jungle to the village and give eco-tourists a photo tour in a nice safe Humvee.


it would have to be an arrow proof humvee!
05/30/2008 04:35:20 PM · #15
Originally posted by Strikeslip:

Captain Kirk says, "Obey the Prime Directive."

Let's send in one crewmember in as a sacrifice though.

Seriously, I don't think the story is a hoax since I just got a text message from the chief asking the gods for cheeseburgers and a large order of fries.

Additionally, if it is not a hoax, then we certainly cannot rule out the existence of Bigfoot and Godzilla.

And one last thought: If anyone ever used to watch "Malcolm in the middle" there was that one episode where a guy was living in between the display shelves of a drug store for 3 years and when Malcolm's mom caught him she said "You don't get to live off the grid!" - I think that is relevant and applicable here. ...as are many quotes from American sitcoms in any given situation.
05/30/2008 03:30:51 PM · #16
Originally posted by icu1965:

Originally posted by LoudDog:

I think there is a chance it's a hoax,

I think there is a chance that this is Loompaland and the orange guys are in fact oompa loompas.


:-)

05/30/2008 03:23:09 PM · #17
Originally posted by LoudDog:

I think there is a chance it's a hoax, partially because setting something like this up would be great ammo for someone to use stop the logging, and partially because it would be funny to get a news agency to publish photos of naked people shooting bow/arrows at a camera.

I don't doubt the existance of these tribes.


I suspect something along these lines, though more of a "misrepresentation" than fully staged "hoax". They may have gone to one of the tribes that they do have contact with and arranged it; those still exist too, despite us.
05/30/2008 03:16:57 PM · #18
Some savvy entrepreneur will probably build a hotel nearby and cut a nice wide road through the jungle to the village and give eco-tourists a photo tour in a nice safe Humvee.
05/30/2008 02:44:02 PM · #19
Originally posted by icu1965:

Originally posted by LoudDog:

I think there is a chance it's a hoax,

I think there is a chance that this is Loompaland and the orange guys are in fact oompa loompas.


Maybe their WB was just off?? ROFLPIMP!!!
05/30/2008 02:11:23 PM · #20
Originally posted by LoudDog:

I think there is a chance it's a hoax,

I think there is a chance that this is Loompaland and the orange guys are in fact oompa loompas.
05/30/2008 02:02:52 PM · #21
They HAVE been discovered before this. The article mentions that they know these tribes are out there but have left them alone. They're "uncontacted", not "undiscovered".
But civilisation has to have "proof" of everything hence, if they do want to protect these tribes and their lifestyle, they have to intrude and prove their existance. Quite a dilemma, and possibly something that will end up hastening the exact thing that they are trying to prevent.

edit to respond to the rest :)

For a people used to making their life in the jungle, using stealth in hunting for example, I'm sure they wouldn't have any trouble getting close enough to "civilisation" to observe enough to know they don't want it :)

Message edited by author 2008-05-30 14:04:48.
05/30/2008 01:55:38 PM · #22
Originally posted by BeeCee:

Originally posted by SamDoe1:

I think it's amazing how we are still discovering people out there who have no idea what's out there in the rest of the world (at least that's what I'm lead to believe?). As far as these people go, I'd say that they need to be left alone. Introducing them to the hundreds of diseases and illnesses that seem routine and common to most people around the world today would be devastating to them. Not to mention the severe culture shock of going from a small tribe in the middle of the jungle to a city with millions of people. And as far as thatched roofs go...how did the rest of the world get them? It has to develop at some point in time and given enough time and resources, I'm sure these people could learn to develop and make all the things we use today. I agree though, obey the prime directive and wait until they have warp capability before making first contact.


Oh, I'm sure they have SOME idea what's out there (such as helicopters overhead and logging equipment in the distance), but simply want no part of it.


That's true, but you'd think they'd at least be curious about it and would have been discovered a long time ago.
05/30/2008 01:53:49 PM · #23
Originally posted by SamDoe1:

I think it's amazing how we are still discovering people out there who have no idea what's out there in the rest of the world (at least that's what I'm lead to believe?). As far as these people go, I'd say that they need to be left alone. Introducing them to the hundreds of diseases and illnesses that seem routine and common to most people around the world today would be devastating to them. Not to mention the severe culture shock of going from a small tribe in the middle of the jungle to a city with millions of people. And as far as thatched roofs go...how did the rest of the world get them? It has to develop at some point in time and given enough time and resources, I'm sure these people could learn to develop and make all the things we use today. I agree though, obey the prime directive and wait until they have warp capability before making first contact.


Oh, I'm sure they have SOME idea what's out there (such as helicopters overhead and logging equipment in the distance), but simply want no part of it.
05/30/2008 01:32:59 PM · #24
Originally posted by glad2badad:

Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Originally posted by glad2badad:

If this tribe has not had any outside contact/influence I just found it interesting how the thatch roof dwellings with the sloped roof looked very much like similar designs seen elsewhere.

Houses like that, anyway, are absolutely a universal indigenous architecture. They represent the simplest, most straightforward path to shelter in a forested area. It's not surprising that this approach might be independently arrived at by widely-separated peoples.

R.

Emphasis in above quote added by me...

That's what I was trying to get at (partially) - the "independently arrived at by widely-separated peoples" part. Perhaps "interesting" was the wrong word...to put it another way, I just think it's fascinating. :-)


Alright, there ya go :-) I agree. Cross-cultural similarities are extremely fascinating, wherever they occur. Particularly fascinating are the incredible similarities between widely-separated creation myths, for example.

R.
05/30/2008 12:07:26 PM · #25
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Originally posted by glad2badad:

If this tribe has not had any outside contact/influence I just found it interesting how the thatch roof dwellings with the sloped roof looked very much like similar designs seen elsewhere.

Houses like that, anyway, are absolutely a universal indigenous architecture. They represent the simplest, most straightforward path to shelter in a forested area. It's not surprising that this approach might be independently arrived at by widely-separated peoples.

R.

Emphasis in above quote added by me...

That's what I was trying to get at (partially) - the "independently arrived at by widely-separated peoples" part. Perhaps "interesting" was the wrong word...to put it another way, I just think it's fascinating. :-)
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